Offered twice in 2021 - see dates below
$60 suggested donation
Buddhism is a wisdom tradition that has flourished for 2,600 hundred years. At its heart is a profound and compassionate psychology that illuminates the universal problem of suffering. Throughout his 45 years of sharing the Dharma, the Buddha was teaching the wisdom that liberates us from suffering. This class will highlight the wisdom aspect of selected teachings, but this will not be a scholarly study. Instead, the focus will be on how to practice the teachings in ways that will move us along the path.
This class is open to everyone, but it is best suited to students who have taken these classes with me (or who have experience in):
Opening the Heart (loving kindness, joy, compassion and equanimity)
The Four Noble Truths
Establishing Mindfulness (the Satipatthana Sutta or The Four Foundations of Mindfulness)
John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over forty-five years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions. He leads a local meditation group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He also serves as member of the board of directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.